The Publicist was founded by W.J.Miles and published by Miles and later P.R. Stephensen between July 1936 and March 1942.
The stated objective of the journal [graphic of back cover - 88 kb] was to encourage a distinctive national culture. The journal has been described as "...pro-monarchical, pro-fascist, pro-Aboriginal, anti-British, anti-communist, and anti-semitic...". Articles [including fiction and poems] were written by W.J.Miles [under the pseudonym "John Benauster"], P.R.Stephenson, and others [graphic of contents page for bound edition of numbers 7 to 12, Jan to June 1937 - 134 kb].
An article written by W.J.Miles for the June 1937 edition,
"A new Australia in Australia", is available to read:
Column 1 - 154 kb
Column 2 - 203 kb
Column 3 - 288 kb
Column 4 - 313 kb
Columns 5 & 6 - 94 kb
An extract of an article "Australia's National 'Soul' - Some respectful
suggestions to the Bishop of Goulburn", by P.R.Stephensen, for the June 1937 edition, is
Extract - 180 kb
The Mitchell Library in Sydney holds other copies of The Publicist, I think.
Copyright © Michael Lee 2007
updated 17 october 2007